On August 12, during the Caspian Economic Forum in Turkmenistan, Russia and Iran expressed their discontent regarding the long-proposed Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline (TCP) project (see EDM, September 4).
The delivery of Caspian volumes though the Southern Gas Corridor and TAP makes gas sourcing in Europe very promising, Greek Ambassador to Azerbaijan Nicolaos D. Kanellos told The ambassador added that access to LNG in the Aegean as well as the potential of the development of gas resources in the East Med and the possibility of its transit to Europe, also make gas sourcing promising.
The construction and launch of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline is one of the most important areas of cooperation between Russia and Turkey.
Chisinau and Kyiv are plotting their escape from Russia’s energy grasp, but progress on securing supplies via Romania is slow.
From January 1, Moldova may be left without Russian gas, and Transnistria will have to part with its independence.
Replacing Poland’s obsolete coal power fleet is a top political priority for the country, both for environmental and energy security reasons.
When the G20 Energy Ministers meet in Japan, they will stick to the old mantra that gas is a bridge fuel and is needed for the energy transition. This is not good news for the climate, writes Luca Bergamaschi.
The spokesperson for Gazprom, Sergey Kupriyanov, stated, on April 15, that the company had resumed gas imports from Turkmenistan (News Central Asia, April 16).
The European Parliament by voting at the plenary session finally approved the amendments to the EU Gas Directive, which deal with the rules of operation of the offshore sections of gas pipelines in the European Union, including the Nord Stream.
Assumptions regarding the transit of Iranian gas to Georgia through Armenia have no basis for practical implementation, Farhad Ibrahimov, the expert of the Center for Post-Soviet Studies of the Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian political analyst.